A God Somewhere by John Arcudi

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After a mysterious disaster, a young man named Eric finds that he has just as mysteriously developed extraordinary abilities. He starts out trying to help people, but his solitary position in the world isolates him in ways no average human could understand. This story charts the arc of the evolution of Eric from man to...well, who knows what, as seen through the eyes of his family and his best friend, Sam.
 

About John Arcudi

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After being a member of the Den Blå Bil-studios in the mid-eighties, Peter Snejberg started working for several publications, and made the epic science-fiction fantasy ’Hypernauten’. He collaborated with Hendrik Rehr on ’Kurt Olsons Tidning’ (’Kurt Olsson’s Newspaper’) for several hundred pages. After making ’Den Skjulte Protokol’ (’The Hidden Protocol’) he started to work for the American market with the horror comic ’Lords of Misrule’. He is best known for his work on Vertigo’s gothic horror title ’The Books of Magic’ and his contributions to Terry LaBan’s ’The Dreaming’ and DC’s ’Starman’. Although most of his comics are published in the U.S., Snejbjerg draws his stories at the Gimle Studios in Copenhagen.
 
Published June 8, 2010 by WildStorm. 200 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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When nice-guy everyman Eric emerges from a mysterious explosion with the familiar flight/strength/invulnerability package, he starts out pulling babies from burning buildings, foiling robberies, etc., but his sudden fame and near omnipotence quickly alienate him from the people he loves and, even...

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Eric, who is initially presented as religious but not assertively so, first takes his new powers as “god-given,” but it isn’t long before he is having dreams of himself being a deity “in another universe, a smaller universe.” Sam, along with Eric’s brother and sister-in-law, become both witnesse...

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Examiner

Dozens of comics have tried to conjecture about what would happen if a real life Superman ever actually suddenly appeared somewhere in America or the world.

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Examiner

While Eric skyrockets to fame, Sam reaches his own level of celebrity as Eric’s best friend, though he rarely sees Eric anymore.

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Suite 101

A brief biography of the artist and teacher who co-created 3-D comics and the character Sgt.

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PopMatters

First, the story is narrated not by Eric but by his good friend Sam.

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SF Signal

But there is a clear point in the story where he goes over the edge and you realize that Eric is not a benevolent force at all, but a force to be reckoned with – and quickly.

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OneMetal

Interestingly, the changes in Eric reflect upon those around him: He thinks himself biblical when others do, a killer when he is suspected of misdeed, and a monster when the world fears him.

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Crave Online

On the back cover of WildStorm's A God Somewhere, artist Jock calls the book "surprsing".

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http://www.graphicnovelreporter.com

What’s relevant is how Eric thinks he attained the powers—either God bestowed him with them or he is, in fact, a god himself.

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